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2008 U.S. Amateur Participant

Proved to be one of the top freshmen in the Southeastern Conference with his play in 2008-09 … Competed in 10 of 11 tournaments for the Tigers during his true freshman season … Finished the year with a 76.63 scoring average in 30 rounds … Recorded four rounds at par or better … Earned his first career top 10 finish at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, where he tied for ninth place with a 54-hole score of 4-over par 220 … Also earned a top 20 finish at the Squire Creek Invitational, tying for 15th place with a season-low score of 2-under 214 … Lowest round of the season in relation to par was a 3-under 69 in the final round at the Squire Creek Invitational … Fired a 2-under 68 in the final round of the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Feb. 15 … Finished in a tie for 52nd place with a three-round total of 14-over 230 in his first career appearance at the SEC Men’s Golf Championships … Also cracked the starting five at the NCAA South Central Regional at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. … Tied for 73rd place in NCAA Regional play … Helped lead the Tigers to team titles at the John Hayt Invitational (Feb. 22-24) and Reunion Intercollegiate (April 5-7) … Earned his first varsity letter.

One of the most decorated junior golfers in the country for the Class of 2008 … Was the 19th-ranked junior golfer overall and the 16th-ranked player in his classification when he signed with the Tigers in November 2007 … A member of the nation’s fourth-ranked recruiting class in the country for the Class of 2008 according to Golfweek … A proven winner who tested himself against the nation’s best junior golfers as an active participant in the American Junior Golf Association … Was named a three-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American, including second-team honors in 2005 and 2006 and an honorable mention selection in 2007 … Was a finalist for the AJGA Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award following the 2007 season … Racked up a total of 20 top 10 finishes in tournaments sponsored by the AJGA during his junior career, including an impressive seven runner-up finishes … A three-time participant in the prestigious AJGA Canon Cup, which matches the nation’s top 20 juniors from east of the Mississippi River against the top 20 juniors from the west in an event reminiscent of the Ryder Cup … Helped lead the West squad to three straight Canon Cup victories from 2006-08 … Won numerous tournaments as a member of both the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour and Texas Junior Golf Tour … Was also a three-time TJGT Player of the Year … Participated in the U.S. Amateur Championship for the first time in his young career in August 2008 … Qualified for the prestigious championship with a playoff victory in the sectional qualifier at Great Southwest Golf Club in Grand Prairie, Texas … Recorded a 36-hole score of 4-under 138 at the sectional qualifier, including rounds of 3-under 68 and 1-under 70.

Full name is Joshua David Jones … Born on Aug. 24, 1989 … Parents are Dave and Lisa Jones … Has four siblings: Sora, Matt, Johnny and Joseph … Majoring in sports administration at LSU … Plays right handed.


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